Did you think I meant pining for autumn? No, I really meant pinning for autumn. That's what I was doing this weekend, pinning ideas for autumn decorating and entertaining on Pinterest. While it may be 90 degrees and muggy in my area I found plenty of inspiration pictures to get me excited about the transition from summer to fall. Have a looky at what I spotted on Pinterest
It's just a few short weeks until September rolls around and that's a good time to start slowly transitioning into a more fall-like look in your home. Keeping the white accessories you used during the warm summer months and adding a few fall touches is a good way to seamlessly transition into the season.
The same principle can be applied to early fall entertaining. Using silver and white as the base of your tablescape is a cost effective way to decorate when entertaining. Napkins and a few accessories are the only changes that need to be made. Picture this table with floral napkins in a summer hue and soft pink peonies replacing the pinecones.
As the season progresses you can add small autumnal touches here and there.
Tuck fall items among your books on shelves
A silver bowl filled with juicy red apples would be a nice touch on an entry table or kitchen counter.
Once the temperature drops and the leaves start to change it's perfectly acceptable to take your fall decorating to the next level.
A vase filled with fall branches is a no cost fall update.
As the evenings get cooler it's time to pull out your throw blankets and swap out your summer pillow covers with ones in rich shades that make your rooms feel cozy.
By the end of September those pots of summer flowers that looked so lush just weeks earlier start to droop and fade. Now is the time to give your front porch a fall makeover. It may take an entire weekend to paint a room inside your house or refinish a piece of furniture, but decorating a porch can be accomplished in minutes flat.
A couple pots of mums and a few pumpkins, all of which can be picked up on your weekly trip to the grocery store, add seasonal color and curb appeal to your home. Instant gratification!
If you're planning a weekend party or bonfire, don't forget to add a few fall touches to your backyard as well. I'd love to look out my kitchen window and see this bench all decked out in autumn splendor.
All of the sudden I'm craving a cappuccino topped with cinnamon.
Are you ready for fall or still enjoying these long summer days?